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Local Living Iceland Question

Postby DaveRodriguez » Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:28 am

I'm interested in the Local Living Iceland - Reykjavik trip this February or March, but I would like to know whether the shared house is actually in downtown Reykjavik and how close it is to attractions. Is it possible to walk from the house to sites around town, or take a bus? How walkable is Reykjavik in the winter anyway?

I'd also like to hear any other thoughts or recommendations from anyone who has taken this trip or visited Reykjavik in the winter!
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Re: Local Living Iceland Question

Postby vigorousspring » Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:33 am

Hi, I have not taken this trip but I've been to Reykjavic last winter and from my experience everything is pretty much within walking distance.
It is such a tiny city centre. I walked up and down the mainstreet in about 15 to 20 minutes one way if at all. I also walked to Kringlan shopping mall and Laugardalslaug swimming pool which looks like a huge distance on the map but which is also doable in 20 to 30 minutes depending on where the place you are staying at is, but since most of the hotels, hostels and so on are around main street that is no problem. I NEVER got lost once in R. it is pretty much impossible and that comes from a person who usually gets lost everywhere. I can really recommend going up the Hallkrimskirkja you have an amzing view. Also go to Laugardalslaug swimming pool. It is heated by geothermal energy and you have a variety of hot tubs and huge heated outdoor swimming pool, just lovely and really cheap compared to the prices of pretty much else in Iceland. Blue Lagoon was a bit disappointing for me, guess you should do it once just to see it but I would not go there a second time. Way to expensive. Thingvellir national park however is great and absolutely worth a visit, loved the waterfall and geysir!
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